Mantra: I will finish this trip report. I will finish this trip report. I will not start a PTR and not finish it. Not this year! Its a brand new year and I have an AP to prove it! So lets start with me. My name is Michelle. I live in Seattle, WA. I love Hello Kitty, classic rock, eating, knitting, Momiji (more on that later), and all things Disney. My favorite character is Tinkerbell and my favorite Disney movies are Bambi and Mary Poppins. My favorite DLR attractions are Peter Pan's Flight and Storybook Canal. Supporting Roles Kogal is my travelling companion. She is a Momiji doll. Momiji are small, collectable resin dolls. Right now I have over 40 dolls. Kogal lives in my purse. I take her picture for a photoblog.. Shes been to Disneyland before. Ive taken her to Vancouver, L.A., Chicago, and all over Seattle. I will have to cut back on my Momiji collecting if I am going to be able to afford multiple trips to DLR and WDW this year. Joy is my cousin. She is the monster I have created. She went to DLR once in high school for one day. I invited her for my birthday trip last July and now shes hooked! I think shes crazier than I am. She refuses to take naps Her favorite ride is Space Mountain. She will stop at nothing to ride it multiple times a day. She is calculating and manipulative when it comes to getting you to ride Space Mountain. This is B. Hes my DBF. Hes a rockstar and a CM. Seattle guys work for tech companies and moonlight as drummers and guitarists in indie bands. Well, my Seattle guy does. He works for Disney in Seattle. Go.com was a Seattle based company when Disney acquired it. DBF is awesome because he brings the Disney swag home to feed his little Disney addict. He doesnt like to come on Disney vacays with me as much. He said its because hes around it everyday at work. Well be going to WDW together for Easter to spend it with his family. THEY understand my Disney obsession. DBF, not so much. B loves Nightmare Before Christmas, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars. The Annual Pass When DBF asked me what I wanted for Christmas I told him I wanted an AP. I already planned on going to DLR the first weekend in January with Joy. I had plans of visiting DLR at two more times in 2012 so I thought the AP would be a good investment. Im upgrading the AP to a Premier pass since I have two WDW trips planned. I have seven trips planned for 2012. -DLR in January for the holidays DONE -DLR in February/March for One More Disney Day -WDW in April for Easter with DBFs family -DLR in May for a (so far) solo trip -WDW in June at the new Art of Animation Resort for a family reunion - DLR in October for Mickeys Halloween Party -DLR in November for Girls L.A. weekend SOOO much to do and SOOO much money to save. I have decided to cut back on a lot of things this year. I usually go to the theatre often and see a lot of concerts. There will be no theatre and very few concerts for me in 2012. There will also be very little eating out. Im not giving it up completely, mostly because Im a have a sushi problem and I dont know how to make my own! Airfare from Seattle to SNA, LGB, and ONT isnt all that bad. I have frequent flyer miles that I used for my February/March DLR trip and my June WDW trip. I am also using a Living Social deal for my May DLR trip. Retro rates at Hojo and other specials are making for affordable lodging. Ive found rental cars for $15.00 a day, too! Im really excited to share my finished January trip and plan for my upcoming ones! UP NEXT: Past trips and my January holiday trip intro.